Wednesday, 31 August 2011
Friday, 26 August 2011
Today we are making tincture of Galium aperine or Cleavers.
Constitutents of Galium aperine include chlorophyll, starch, galitannic acid, citric acid, rubichloric acid.
Actions of Galium aperine include diuretic, tonic, alterative, aperient.
Wednesday, 24 August 2011
Monday, 22 August 2011
Today we are making tincture of Mahonia aquifolium or Oregon Grape Root.
Constituents of Mahonia aquifolium include berberine, columbamine, hydrastine, jatrorrhizine, oxyacanthine, tannins.
To ensure a high quality extract Mahonia aquifolium root has to be ground very finely and then (with the appropriate alcohol concentration) undergo slow percolation.
Wednesday, 17 August 2011
Monday, 15 August 2011
Friday, 12 August 2011
Wednesday, 10 August 2011
Constituents of Gentiana lutea include xanthones, iridoids, alkaloids, phenolic acid, pectin and gum.
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